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Staff vacancies at the Science Council, the Science Council's member bodies and relevant external organisations are advertised here.

Business Engagement & Quality Manager

Central London

Salary: up to £36,000 p.a.

The Science Council is seeking a Business Engagement & Quality Manager to help deliver change in the training, development and recognition of scientists and technicians in the UK science workforce and in particular to help employers recruit and retain the best scientific and technical talent.  

A highly skilled science workforce is essential in delivering the innovation-led economy the UK aspires to be. The Science Council’s focus on developing and supporting professionalism in the practice of science is central to this ambition.  

A highly motivated Manager with demonstrable business development skills and an understanding of the role of professional bodies is now needed to play a key role in helping to increase the take-up of professional registration in science. This individual will support the Registrar in ensuring employer confidence, maintaining standards and quality, and fostering strong relations with Licensed Bodies. They will work to build momentum in the take-up of registration, helping to drive forward the Science Council’s ambitions.  

Candidates will therefore have proven experience of being able to engage successfully on many levels, be able to demonstrate an understanding of professional standards and an expertise in workforce skills development, and have recent experience of working with or for science-based employers. Most importantly, they will have the interest in professionalism and the drive and energy necessary to be part of this transformation of the UK science workforce.

Click here to download the role description. To apply, you will need to complete an application form, an equal opportunities monitoring form and provide an up-to-date CV and a covering letter to Nicola Atkins.  Your letter should set out why you have an interest in this role and your skills and aptitude for the job, in particular how your resilience and emotional intelligence have assisted you in leading change in a complex environment. For more information about the role contact Registrar Ali Orr by email (a.orr@sciencecouncil.org) or by phone (020 3434 2022). 

Please download and complete the Application Form and the Diversity Monitoring Form.

Closing date for applications is 22 December 2014.

Final interviews are scheduled to take place in the week of 26 January 2015. 

Member Bodies Job Vacancies

Energy Institute - Professional Development / Register Officer

Salary up to £20,000 p.a. plus benefits

The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for the global energy industry, providing learning and networking opportunities, professional recognition and energy knowledge resources for individuals and companies worldwide.  It serves society with independence, disseminating knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. 

The Professional Development / Register Officer will provide administrative support to the professional development team at the EI and ensure that those contacting the team receive an excellent service. Tasks will include administration and support of the EI’s register of consultants, answering training enquiries and taking bookings, arranging careers talks, and helping us to develop other aspects of our service.

The ideal candidate will be well-organised and efficient, with strong communication skills and  good attention to detail. They will enjoy working as part of a team and have excellent customer service and IT skills. This job would suit a recent graduate or someone with administrative experience looking for an interesting and varied role. The EI is an Investors in People organisation.

A job description is available at www.energyinst.org. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, or e: hr2@energyinst.org by 11 January 2015. Interviews will be held on 23 January.

 

Energy Institute - Publishing Officer

£20,000 to £23,000 p.a plus benefits 

The Energy Institute (EI) is the chartered professional membership body for the global energy industry, providing learning and networking opportunities, professional recognition and energy knowledge resources for individuals and companies worldwide.  It serves society with independence, disseminating knowledge, skills and good practice towards a safe, secure and sustainable energy system. 

The EI is now seeking to appoint a Publishing Officer.  The main purpose of this role is to ensure that EI technical content (codes, guidelines, research documents and standards) is produced to a high standard, then promoted and used as widely as possible by industry. 

The successful candidate should ideally be educated to degree standard, have some publishing experience and have a demonstrable interest in the energy industry. Excellent communication, organisational, administrative and IT skills are required for the post, as is the ability to use initiative for this varied and engaging role. 

A job description and person specification are available from the EI website, www.energyinst.org. To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Helen Sullivan, Energy Institute, 61 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7AR, or e: hr@energyinst.org by 5 January 2015. Date of interviews TBC.

Nuclear Institute - Membership Officer

£23,000 per year on a contract of 35 hours per week

Pension: After 6 months of employment, NI makes a 4% contribution to a private pension scheme provided the employee makes a minimum contribution of 4%

Holiday: 25 days per annum plus statutory holidays

Location: Green Park, London

The Nuclear Institute is the UK membership organisation for nuclear professionals, supporting careers and maintaining the highest standards of professionalism across the sector. As a learned society we also act as the independent voice of the industry. As a charity, we work with our members to promote high standards of professionalism as well as support education and training in the nuclear sector.

There will be travel and occasional out of hours working to support membership acquisition (around two-four times per month).

A role description and more infomation about the Nuclear Institute is available here.

Please email a cover letter and CV to Anna Wright, a.wright@nuclearinst.com, with subject line ‘Membership Officer vacancy’. Deadline for applications Friday 16 January.